AROUND SOUNDS

In 2013, founder Koray Özel launched Istolethesoul Records with the inaugural compilation Around Sounds.  With the mission of supporting great artists and promoting discovery, Özel began the curation series as a vehicle for pushing the artists he loves, and bringing them together on stage in the eponymous showcase series.

In 2015, he broadened his scope with the second installment, featuring not only Canadian artists, but also some of their international collaborators.

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Around Sounds has brought together artists who represent a variety of styles, and has proudly helped launch celebrated Toronto acts like Harrison and Tanika Charles, while also drawing support from established international artists such as Anthony Valadez and Quadron.